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Alpine w/ Lisa Zahiya: April 24th – May 22nd (Wednesday Mornings)

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Apr 24


9:00 am - 12:00 pm




153 S Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Wednesdays: April 24th – May 22nd from 9am – 12pm with Lisa Zahiya 

The Alpine course helps you get up and out of your day-to-day operations and regain an aerial perspective of where you have been, where you are now, and where your business is headed.   
If you are finding yourself at a crossroads with your business, possibly experiencing a sense of burn-out or overwhelm, or simply would like the chance to critically reflect with a peer group on how things are going, our Alpine course is designed for you. The course begins with a look at the heart of the venture and the primary value of your products or services. Participants then comprehensively assess their financial picture and marketing efforts to-date while setting a course towards a refined future vision.
This course also revisits some of the core concepts of our popular Foundations course while also assisting entrepreneurs in determining whether our Scale Up program may be a good fit for them in the future.  

The peer-to-peer learning environment coupled with one-on-one coaching support will give you the confidence to make the next steps towards growing and generating results for your business.  The class addresses challenges and opportunities directly related to your venture.  Alpine also provides you with the tools to determine if and when to scale your business model and can serve as an excellent precursor to our ScaleUp WNC program.

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  • Week 1: The focus this week is on regaining perspective of your venture today, your mission and vision, and what your goals are for this course and for the future. It is also a chance to get to know your fellow cohort members and begin learning from their entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • Weeks 2 and 3: During these sessions we focus on the numbers and the stories that they tell. In Week 2, we will interpret key financial statements and look closely at each line of business within the venture in relation to units of sale, break-even points, and profit and sales goals. During Week 3, we will utilize Birds Eye Financial Tools to create cash flow projections for the future based on new ideas or opportunities surfacing within the business.
  • Week 4: We focus on the marketing efforts to date: how is the venture generating awareness about its products and services and gaining feedback from its audiences? During Week 4 we will review all current marketing materials and revisit core concepts of creating a strong brand identity while gaining feedback from peers. During this week we will brainstorm and create new ideas and pathways for connecting with our clients and customers.
  •  Week 5 & Beyond: Will focus on action plans for moving forward with an opportunity for 1:1 coaching to review key measurements for implementation.

Facilitator Bio

Lisa Zahiya is based in Asheville, NC where she is the founder & owner of Studio Zahiya, four time winner of “Best Place to Take a Dance Class” in Asheville, NC.  She also owns Zahiya Bellydance, a comprehensive Bellydance program, Asheville Bachelorette Parties, and BE HER, a coaching program for entrepreneurs. Lisa is an in-demand speaker. In 2018 she was the keynote speaker at Creative Mornings Asheville and did a popular TEDx talk, Let’s Have a Party. She has taught workshops on body image and self-love across the country. As a movement instructor, she travels, teaching workshops, performing, and developing curriculum. She lives in downtown Asheville and strives to make her businesses as interesting and dynamic as the city around her. 

The course fee is $375/ person; some partial scholarships are available (see below). A minimum deposit of 50% of the total is due upon enrollment to reserve your seat and will be followed by an email confirmation of your placement.  At Mountain BizWorks, we value the human connections and relationships that develop through getting to know you and understanding your business better.  A pay link will be included in your email confirmation, but we welcome you to stop by between 9-5pm Monday through Friday to pay your balance in person.  Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, and credit card.

Please contact Kareen Boncales,  kareen@mountainbizworks.org (828) 253-2834 ext. 27 if you have any questions

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April 24, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mountain BizWorks
828-253-2834 ext 10


Mountain BizWorks Asheville Office
153 S Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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